England will be without Tom Curry for their remaining autumn internationals due to the ankle injury he picked up against South Africa. The 20-year-old Sale Sharks flanker suffered the injury during the Red Rose’s 12-11 win against the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday.
Coach Eddie Jones revealed on Monday that Curry was “highly unlikely” to face world champions New Zealand in the second of four autumn Test matches this weekend because of the problem.
However, following a detailed examination it has now been confirmed that Curry will also miss the remaining fixtures against Japan and Australia.
Forwards coach Steve Borthwick said: “Tom injured his ankle and we don’t know how long he’ll be out for, but he won’t be back for our next three Tests. “He is a fantastic young player and we saw that in the game time he had against South Africa at the weekend. “He has got a fantastic future ahead of him. I know that with his attitude he’ll come back in even better shape than he is now.”
England have been handed some good news from the treatment room as centre Manu Tuilagi and lock Courtney Lawes have both been passed fit for the All Blacks clash after they missed the opening game because of respective groin and back issues.